Monday, July 20, 2020

Digital Image on Postcard

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The challenge theme is on Summer Colours. Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. I am using the Traveling Bird digital image. 

My family and I decided to stay at home during the summer. We have something planned to do for summer this year but we have to delay our plans for next year because of COVID. We can only wish for the best right now.

Back to the project, I printed the image on Strathmore Watercolor paper sizing it at 4" x 6". I set this aside to dry but I still have a bit bleeding when I started watercoloring the image. I am using Karin Decobrush on the image. I colored straight to paper then used a water brush to spread the color. I noticed some bleeding and I think it is because my water brush is too wet despite wiping off the brush tip on a rag before blending the color out. I also noticed that I was not able to blend some of the colors out. To fix this, I used Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. There are plenty of detailing done on this image. I just looked at my stash and added whatever I think will bring life to the image.

For the clouds and background, I blended Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and  Broken China Distress Inks using Picket Fence Life Changing Brush. I splattered water on the sky background then picked this up with a paper towel. I added silver pigment on the clouds using Finetec Pearl watercolor. 

For the sentiment,  I stamped this using Versafine Onyx Black ink with the help of the Misti Stamping Tool. Because of the textured watercolor paper, I stamped this repeatedly before I got a good impression.

To make this into a postcard, I die cut the panel using Waffle Flowers A7 Layers die. I like stacking dies. It helps me know where to die cut my panel without the risk of coming off short of the size or having an off centered image which might happen if I use a paper trimmer. 

Using the Misti Stamping Tool, I positioned the American Crafts Postcard stamp. I stamped this using Hero Arts Pool To Navy Ombre ink pad. 

I set this aside to dry before applying Tim Holtz Distress Glaze on the printed image side to protect this from possible water damage once I send this through the mail. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations in the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. This is awesome Maria! Love the vibrant water colors!

  2. Beautiful colours - a great postcard

  3. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges!

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